Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk
World, Celtic, Latin
New Age, Bluegrass
Cajun, Drum Circles
One Song International
An International Music Spectacular
A Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generation,
Teen Power of Music Programs
Barbara Hughes’ SunClasses, “Power of Music” Series is designed as an after-school program for teenagers 12-18 years old.
SunClasses’ Power of Music
What people said about the
A free program sponsored by the
“The Power of Music Program has been …amazing and inspirational….It’s taught me business skills and has gotten me out into the world working and sharing my ideas with others. This program has taken something that I love and turned it into my own. Meeting and working with Barbara Hughes was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.
It takes love and support of a community to pull off a program like this and I hope to one day pass what I have learned from this once in a lifetime program to others.”
“I’ve been playing guitar a lot lately, just teaching myself… I started piano back up. I wanted to thank you for the class…I had a lot of fun …though it was hard to write out things I really didn’t want to talk about. Now, I’m finding I actually enjoy it. My notebooks have gotten me through the year and I plan to keep writing.”
“Barbara gave our kids a great music opportunity. She taught them how to put their thoughts on paper and keep adding to them until they created the lyrics of their song. They put it to music and practiced, practiced, practiced. She took them to a professional recording studio where the kids recorded the song piece by piece.
They worked long, hard hours putting it together with Barbara guiding and teaching them the process. At the end of the ten week program they produced a great song worthy of selling.
Some of these kids may go on to be come songwriters and musicians. For others, Barbara gave them the opportunity to see a song develop, something they will never experience.”
“My son played the drums and he thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play in a real band.
Hughes is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher, and she helped the teenagers …produce a wonderful CD. Hughes is a wonderful person and dedicates her time to these young people. Thank you Barbara for your patience and commitment.”
“Lots of people have dreamed of being a rock star well before the real world got in the way. But …it could have been that they just never met Barbara Hughes. Hughes says, I’m here to teach them to listen to each other. Everybody’s ideas are valid and deserve to be heard. I’ve been in a lot of bands….and I’ve see a lot of people who don’t listen to each other.”
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